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Bobcats Participate in Fourth East Coast Showdown

by Kaylee Hauck

Screen Shot 2015-11-19 at 3.29.52 PMThe Pitt-Greensburg hockey team will be traveling to Philadelphia this weekend for the Delaware Valley Collegiate Hockey Conference (DVCHC) East Coast Showdown tournament, which will take place from Friday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 22, at IceWorks Skating Complex.

Teams from up and down the east coast, such as Villanova, Penn State Altoona, and Bucknell, will be participating in the tournament.

The Bobcats will be playing Loyola University of Maryland, Suffolk County Community College, and Bloomsburg University. The game against Loyola will be at 9:15 p.m. on Friday, the game against SCCC at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, and the final game against Bloomsburg at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday.

“It’s going to be tough not knowing how these teams will play, since we’ve never played them before.” said Jonathan Lesnak, a freshman winger for the Bobcats. Lesnak also said another tough part about the tournament will be having a late game on Saturday and having an early game on Sunday morning.

“Hopefully we can use this road trip to really come together and get closer with each other, as well as build team chemistry.” said Lesnak. “Our other obvious goal is to win as many of the games as we possibly can.”

Lesnak has a few of his own personal goals.

“I want to show the coaches that I can play on this level, and that I’ve made the jump from high school hockey to college hockey.” said Lesnak.

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